Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Another PMI Conference

I have just got back for the 2007 PMI North America Congress in Atlanta. As usual, it was an excellent event (and I don’t just say that because I was part of the planning committee).

I also presented a paper that compared traditional and agile project management methodologies. Let me know if you'd like a copy (AND-provide your email so I can send it to you.)

I met George Pitagorsky, PMP, the author of the book “The Zen Approach to Project Management” You can find the book here. I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but based on the first chapter, it looks pretty good.

As usual, it was a chance to re-connect with old friends and meet new friends. During the course of events I was reminded that it is a small world. On an escalator ride, I met a gentleman from Bangalore, one of my recent trips. At the airport, I met someone on their first trip to India.

The thought I had is that we should always treat people well, because we never know when we’ll cross paths with them again.

Namaste.

2 comments:

Sun & Shower said...

I'd like a copy of your paper comparing traditional and agile project management. I'm certified PMP but am currently in an agile environment. Thank you!

N&D said...

I too read George Pitagorsky's book. It was straightforward and focused on the basics. Basics are so very important that the masters keep re-focusing their students on them. The biggest challenge of the book was the large scope of what he addressed.

I study Aikido and am a proponent of confict resolution. I typically use the Aiki priniciples and ideas from "Crucial Conversations". I see many common themes in the Wisdom Traditions and Aikido.